COS June 2020 Conference

Monday, June 15, 2020
7:00 - 8:10 p.m.

Guest Speaker:
George N. Papaliodis, MD

"Cataract Surgery in Patients with Uveitis"

Virtual Online Meeting/Webinar

Please note . . .  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the original date for this conference in May was postponed, and now the meeting will be held in an online webinar format on June 15th.  The health and safety of our members is first and foremost our greatest concern.  Thank you for your understanding.
Members and Residents/Fellows - Webinar Registration is now open

This Month's Guest Speaker

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Boston, MA
Dr. Papaliodis is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Harvard Medical School and is Director of the Immunology and Uveitis Service at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.  He is board-certified in internal medicine and ophthalmology and specializes in the treatment of systemic diseases that are associated with ocular inflammation.
While most of his time is devoted to patient care, Dr. Papaliodis has been involved in a number of research projects, including investigation of LX-211 for treatment of inflammatory eye diseases and a study of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy for treatment of uveitis.
Dr. Papaliodis earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.  He completed residencies in ophthalmology at the UT Southwestern and in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School.  He also completed a fellowship in ocular immunology uveitis at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
A renowned expert in ocular inflammatory diseases, Dr. Papaliodis has presented at many national and international conferences.  In addition to establishing one of the largest ocular inflammatory disease practices in the country, he has played a critical role outlining the teaching curriculum in the field of uveitis and ocular inflammation for residents at Harvard Medical School.

CME financial disclosure:
  The speaker's conflict of interest disclosure will be made at the time of the conference.

Meeting Information


Because of meeting restrictions imposed by the State of Illinois due to the coronavirus public health situation, COS is offering quarterly conference and guest lecture in the form of an online webinar. This will be a "live" presentation. Participants will be able to ask questions verbally, and you will be able to hear the speaker through your computer or by telephone. On the attendee computer screen during the webinar, you will see some "control icons," one of which is a hand. To be recognized for a question, you'll just click on that hand icon and the moderator will un-mute your audio and you'll be able to ask your question.

CLICK HERE to register for the virtual meeting; once you submit this form, an automated email will be sent with instructions about how to log-in at the time of the webinar. PLEASE NOTE: the link you receive to enter the webinar is unique to you. Do not share it with anybody else since it allows for only one webinar log-in.

   Monday, June 15, 2020

7:00 p.m. - COS Business Meeting
                      Manvi Maker, MD; COS President
7:10 p.m. - A Quick Look at How COVID-19 has affected Academic Ophthalmology in Chicago
                     Jennifer I. Lim, MD; Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois at Chicago
7:20 p.m. - Beem-Fisher Competition - First Place Award Winners (one Fellow and one Resident)
7:30 p.m. - Guest Lecture & Questions - Cataract Surgery in Patients with Uveitis
                      George N. Papaliodis, MD; Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Harvard Medical School

                      and Director of the Immunology and Uveitis Service at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
8:15 p.m. - Adjourn


Advance registration is required for this event.  CLICK HERE to access the electronic registration form.
Once you register, an automated email will be sent to you with a link to the virtual event on June 15.  This link is unique to you and can be used for only one webinar log-in.  If you do not receive this email, please contact the COS office for assistance.  A reminder email with this link will be sent automatically to all registered attendees about one hour before the starting time of the webinar.

Educational Items

Course Director: Ann-Marie Lobo-Chan, MD

Target Audience: Practicing ophthalmologists, ophthalmology residents and fellows

Commercial Support
Any exhibiting companies participating will be acknowledged at the time of the meeting.

Contact the COS office at:  847-680-1666 or by email:  [email protected]

Last Updated on Tuesday, June 09, 2020 09:49 AM